Spring commencement is approaching and is an exciting time for upcoming graduates. This is a time of celebration to honor the future alumni of Illinois State University.

The 2015 graduates will be recognized at the following ceremonies:

Friday, May 8

  • Mennonite College of Nursing: Braden Auditorium at 4 p.m.
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Redbird Arena at 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 9

  • College of Education: Redbird Arena at 9 a.m.
  • College of Applied Science and Technology: Redbird Arena at 12 p.m.
  • College of Business: Redbird Arena at 4 p.m.
  • College of Fine Arts: Braden Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Students participating in the commencement ceremonies should remember to:

  • Arrive with cap and gown one hour before the ceremony. Please check in at Horton Field House, located north of Redbird Arena.
  • Have family members and friends arrive early. There is no limit to how many guests can attend commencement. Doors open one hour prior to the start of each ceremony.
  • Leave all personal belongings with family members and friends.
  • Be ready for pictures. Professional photographers will take photographs throughout the ceremony.
  • Set a pre-determined location to meet family members or friends after commencement has ended. All participants are required to stay for the duration of the ceremony, which is typically two hours.

Your family, friends, and other supporters who can’t make it to commencement will be able to watch the ceremonies online. Live streaming of the spring commencement ceremonies will be available through Graduation Services.

For additional information and answers to frequently asked questions, call Graduation Services at (309) 438-2836.

The Dean of Students Office would like to congratulate all graduates! Best of luck in your future!

Marie Huels was a contributor to this article.